Online wedding – How can you get married if you can’t travel?
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increase in online weddings. As a result, many countries amended their marriage laws. Some even enacted new legislation to give people to marry online.
Marriages are initially only legally valid if the couple appears in person in front of the officiant. However, with the necessary documents, you can now attend virtual weddings. As a result, marrying online is now easier than ever.
Online wedding step by step
STEP 1: APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE OFFICIAL ONLINE
Finding the person who will perform your wedding is a critical task. Only the wedding ceremony can be performed by a legal officiant. However, the rule in Dubai and other Middle Eastern countries is different. The ritual can be performed here by a religious priest.
You can hire a legal officiant in any country that allows online weddings. As a result, you are not required to marry in the country in which you currently reside. Obviously, your potential spouse does not have that option.
STEP 2: GET YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE
Make an appointment with your country’s authority to obtain a marriage license. However, in some countries, you may need to make an appointment ahead of time. Furthermore, different countries have different laws regarding marriage licenses prior to marriage.
STEP 3: SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS – IN PERSON OR VIRTUALLY
Here are the things you’ll need:
- Identity proof (typically a license or passport depending on the state).
- Witness (Not all states require witnesses).
- The name, birthplace, and date of birth (DOB, full name, birth state).
- Documentation of the previous divorce or death of the partner (if applicable).
- Money for the marriage license fee.
STEP 4: CHOOSE A VIDEO STREAMING PLATFORM FOR THE WEDDING
Nowadays, streaming platforms can be found almost anywhere. As a result, it provides you with far more options than you may require.
Popular platforms for international weddings include YouTube, Facebook, and others. Zoom, on the other hand, stands out as the most popular and user-friendly option. Zoom links are now simple to send to all guests and participants. In short, it removes the major burden of marriage attendance.
STEP 5: TIME TO “GET MARRIED”
Now, you have completed formal responsibilities. It’s time to go online and marry your love of life.
If you two live in two foreign countries, getting married online can be a bit tricky. Make sure you are making the right decision for your special day. It is always a good idea to speak to a wedding consultant.